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went out the emergency exit, dropping open the door behind him. 24-year-old james eagan holmes was apparently gearing up for an action scene of his own. police say he had with him a smith & wesson assault rifle, a remington pump action shotgun and two glock semiautomatic pistols. 12:39 this was the scene on the screen, christian bail, holmes came back through the emergency exit wearing a gas mask. witnesses say he threw a green canister into the crowd, filling the theater with smoke. >> your eyes are burning. makes you want to close them. you can't breathe. >> reenacting a scene, witnesses say holmes fired into the air and then started shooting into the crowd. >> first, was the guy seating right next to me got shot in the chest. >> the bullet cases falling on my fore med. >> at that moment, i remember thinking i'm not going to die in here. me and my kids are not going to die in here. i need to get them out. >> he walks further, he points it at me. he has a rifle in my face. >> there's a moment where my daughter tripped. i just pulled her up and i was just dragging her. i was th
evening. we begin with that bizarre scene in a colorado courtroom today. james holmes, the 24-year-old suspect, appearing in court just four days after he allegedly opened fire in a movie theater. the flame red hair, the dazed look. in the front row, parents and friends of the victims, studying his face. the father-in-law of one of the victims said he looked demonic. david muir has covered this story since the first bulletin and he he is outside the courtroom. david? >> reporter: as you know, so many families want to focus on the families, the victims here. but today, a community paused to stare down a gunman. >> the guards on the courthouse has the suspect came in. and a woman on crutches a couple arm in arm. and james holmes, his hair still died that comic book color. and his eyes, wide open. and a stunned expression. and struggling to keep them open to stay away. >> you have a right to -- >> reporter: also, was the suspect on medication. he went from one extreme to the other. his bulging eyes and his head dropping. we asked former fbi agent brad garrett to fill us in. >> he is i
. there was fear and chaos as james holmes fired again and again with an assault rifle, holding 100 rounds. sources tell abc news, the smith and wesson high powered rifle, holmes' most deadly weapon jammed. the carnage could have been worse. more people survived, in part, sources say because holmes was probably squeezing the trigger so quickly the magazine malfunctioned. holmes was ready for war. also armed with a tactical shotgun. and abc news has learned the pistol police recovered in the theater had an extended 40-round clip. police are urgently seeking a motive and may have gotten a critical break in the case. authorities recovered a computer from the suspect's booby trapped apartment and sources tell us more evidence of his batman obsession. abc news has learned police discovered a variety of batman paraphernalia including a poster and mask from the comic book series. many of my source s appear stunned at the suspect's cold-blooded fury. >> gets you so angry, too, reports out of jail now he is showing absolutely no remorse through awful this. he is still maining his joker persona, spitting at
studying for some meaning, how did james holmes become the 24-year-old grad student who called himself "the joker." across the country, abc news is on this story and david mur is starting our coverage of what happened in that theater minute by minute. >> diane, good evening. this the the movie theater in colorado. it is incredible to think last night those theaters with sold out. so many movie goer excited to see batman. they saw a real life horror scene. they carry t oud the bo disof the dead. >> reporter: these are the terrifying moments captured on a cellphone. the chaos that unfolded minutes into the new "batman" movie. >> oh my god. this is crazy. >> reporter: moviegoers thought the first signs of smoke in that theatre were all part of the premiere. but soon patrons were racing from the theatre covered in blood. it all began as a night of anticipation. four sold out theatres in aurora, colorado -- just outside denver. some people dressed as characters from the film. some tweets from those arriving -- it's going to be a good night, wrote one. but 24-year-old james holmes, the suspect, h
have died, 58 wouned. eight remain in contract call condition. the suspect, james holmes is in isolation. the suspect received guns and bullets for months. our team is on the story tonight with thank you details about the suspect, those who dies and about the survivors who have defied even the doctors. we begin with the operation at the apartment that continues at this hour. tonight, federal authorities have joined the local police here, trying to carefully break through the gunman's trap. bomb squads care if i taking apart the apartment. one of those explosives being disarmed. we found police tape and patrols surrounding the neighborhood for blocks. four buildings evacuated. wanted to give you a sense of all this. this is the suspect's building. the third floor. you can see the fire ladder up there over the building. the heavy, heavy police presence. authorities are going in. they have police tape for several blocks. the media is kept on the sidewalk here. we go inside the apartment. one of the gunman's neighbors. to power goes out the this mother frightened for her chil
, and the impression james holmes made on victims' families. it's tuesday, july 24th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >>> good morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. >> and i'm paula faris. we will take you live off to colorado in just a moment for our top story. >>> and then the harsh punishment for penn state's prestigious football program. what's next for the campus after the ncaa's decision. an unprecedented decision from the governing body there in college football, definitely their football program is going to struggle the next couple of years as well as the the economy surrounding state college. >> not only just the number of scholarships, the $60 million fine, and then, no post season for the next four years. they hit them from every angle. if you watched the press conference with the ncaa officials, the word, used, was culture, want to change the culture of the program. so no one was shocked. i've don't think. they expected this to come down the pike. it has the. >>> disturbing video coming from a mississippi day-care center. the surveillance pictures getting a lot of
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the and a block buster break up as katie holmes shocks tom cruise with divorce papers. what will scientology might have played in the superstar split. >>> think fast, johnny dep, angelina jolie and the hollywood elite. while he may not be making friends in hollywood, his smash hit, the office, has been making his fans. >>> plus, cnn's anderson cooper tells the world he's gay in a simple e-mail exchange. a lot has changed since elen degeneral rhus, tonight how more and more celebrities are coming out casually. >>> this is "nightline," july 2, 2012. >> good evening. i'm terry mor reason. tonight an extremely rich hollywood couple, high profile religion and divorce battle that's about to thrust both of them into the spotlight. katie holmes blind sided tom cruise with divorce papers after five years of marriage and asking for full custody of their daughter, suri. it's a surprise move that's raised a delicate question of faith and marriage. could cruise's famous devotion to the church of scientology be one of the causes of the split? here is abc's dan harris. >> reporter: in the celebrity divorces, thi
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the man police say opened fire. abc 2 news has uncovered exclusive video that james holmes gave to a group of students. >> reporter: stunning new images of suspect james holmes an exclusive video and photos obtained by abc 2 news. this is video of holmes talking to students at a science camp in san diego. discussing what he calls illusions. >> the then 18-year-old holmes appears slightly nervous. >> the study of subjective experience which is what's placed inside the minded as a opposed to the external world. >> reporter: as new details emerge about holmes residents of aurora are still trying to draw up what happened. president obama heads to console a grieving community. >> it's like whoever thought this would immediately affect my family. when they see other shootings. they think, oh my gosh, i can't imagine what those families are going through. >> reporter: the suspect, james holmes was on a path on destruction. not only killing and injuring dozens in a colorado movie theater but in his apartment was a mind field of explosive booby-traps. designed to kill anyone who entered. a auth
the suspect, james holmes, is expected in court today. police continue to seek a motive behind the spree. >>> other news this morning, penn state awaiting the penalty. the school's football program paying the price in connection with the jerry sandusky case. >>> police take dramatic action against protesters angry over the shooting death of an unarmed man. >>> good monday morning, everybody. president obama was among those remembering the victims and comforting survivors in the aftermath of the shooting in colorado. >> the president hugged stephanie davis, who helped save her friend's life. we're learning much more about the suspect in the shooting. >> we begin with rebecca stevens. >> reporter: we're in front of the arapahoe county courthouse where the suspect is behind us in solitary confinement. later, he's going to be taken by an underground tunnel to the county courthouse. that happens later this morning. james holmes won't be charged today. prosecutors have three days to file the actual charges. at least 71 of them, one for each victim, and probably more. 12 people died. and severa
tonight, an abc news exclusive. for the first time, video of the gunman james holmes. as new details emerge about his alernlged effort to gun a gun range. the own horse said no because of red flags. "world news" the police chief here who describes what it was like in the suspect's apartment. >> i have never seen anything like it. >> and the lives lost, the 12 faces. tonight, the stories. the beautiful girl with ice cream. and the patient who thought he lost his best friend in the theater and the phone call he got in the hospital room. >>> good evening again tonight from aurora, colorado. as we come on the air this evening. president obama has just arrived to meet the survivors of the deadly rampage at the theater behind me. and residents of the community pay honor to the victims. and james holmes, the new videos and photographs emerges, showing holmes after high school graduation. and the material from the suspect's booby trapped apartment. and the 12 lives lost. the 6-year-old give who loved her ice cream and the navy s.e.a.l. who loved the mountains. first, the exclusive look at th
to the shooter. james holmes refusing to cooperate, using evidence bags as hand puppets. what was fueling his bizarre actions in the courtroom. >>> family fight. police called overnight to the jackson home. this photo showing janet jermaine jackson arguing. new details to where the king of pop's mom has really been all the time. >>> and -- the boss' shocking secrets revealed. bruce springsteen opening up. >>> and the whole gang and breaking as we come on the air, that major increase in security at the olympics. the military force is now going to top 18,000 overall. minimum wage guards who weren't adequately trained and the government is not taking any chances now, just three days before the opening ceremonies. >> that's right, opening ceremonies on friday. >>> also ahead, the latest on the punishment for penn state, slapped with major penalties in the wake of that abuse scandal. so much emotional reaction from all sides. and a lot of debate of whether this punishment was too harsh on the school and the students there now. >>> also this morning, we're going to welcome will ferrell, can't wait
james holmes' apartment. because of what is believed to be an elaborate setup inside. investigators here are now asking for additional help from the federal government. while continuing the evacuation order for the four other apartment buildings nearby. >> an awful lot of wires, trip wires. jars full of ammunition. jars full of liquid. things that look like mortar rounds. we have a lot of challenges to get in there safely. ♪ amazing grace >> reporter: as night fell, families came together in prayer and remembrance. >> it's just devastating and really hard to deal with. >> right now, find four people, give them the best hugs you have! >> we are seeing this community rise up and do the things that great communities do. >> reporter: this morning, many for questions than answers about what the possible motive could have been. police say holmes died his hair a fiery color and said, i am the joker. reminiscent of heath ledger's famous portrayal. >> he's been shot. >> i've got a child victim. i need rescue at the back door of theater nine now. >> he didn't move at all. he was just shooting in
is expected when james holmes returns to court. >> reporter: the suspected shooter can expect to face a laundry list of charges, court documents show that prosecutors anticipate filing 12 counts of first degree murder, numerous counts of attempted first degree murder and other charges against suspected shooter. james holems will be escorted from the colorado jail cell where he is held in solitaire confinement in to a courtroom monday, expected to be formally charged. the 24 year old is suspected of gunning down dozens of people killing 12 and jewing dozens more. the case -- injuring dozen more. holmes says the contents of a package he mailed to his psychiatrist prior to the attacks are privileged. authorities seized the package as evidence. >> basically had to do with when a patient states a clear and imminent danger to a specific person, we have an obligation to warn the person, warn family members, people might be related to them and also the authorities. >> reporter: as holmes public defender builds the cases, families are holding funeral and memorial services. those who lost lifes
: james holmes won't be charged. prosecutors have three days to file the actual charges. at least 71 of them. one for each victim and probably more. 12 people died and several others were hospitalized in critical condition when the gunman opened fire in the crowded movie theater showing the latest batman movie, the dark knight rises. in the month between this week's aarrangement and eventual trial, holmes could face a competency evaluation. for the first time, we are seeing and hearing the suspect james holmes in exclusive video obtained by abc news. it is holmes just after his high school graduation making a suppression at science camp. >> i would like to have superpower and i am might let him have more fun. >> reporter: the suspect is not cooperating with the authorities. and is in solitariy confinement. last night, the people of aurora heard first from president obama. he spent more than two hours with the victims and their families. >> i confessed to them that words are always inadequate in these situations. >> reporter: and then leaders of their community. >> one day, lord, we k
with the aftermath of the colorado shooting massacre. most of us got our first glimpse of james holmes during a court appearance yesterday. the longtime friends say they hardly recognize the young man they once new. >> with more on the unfolding legal case, we're joined by brandy in sentinel, colorado today. >> reporter: good morning, he appeared to be locked in his own world. >> given the nature of the charges you're currently being held. >> reporter: by dyed comic book hair, 24-year-old holmes sat silent in a colorado courtroom looking dazed and confused just like his booking photo. >> i sat looking at his face and eventually i had to get past that and see who the killer was. >> reporter: some of the victim's families walked into court hand in hand. it was the first time they could see the man police say opened fire in a movie theater, killing 12 people and wounding dozens more. it has some speculatoring he would be drugged. >> reporter: abc's dan abrams said it could help with an insanity plea. >> he could be extremely tired, some defect or he's faking it. >> reporter: as detectives now combed thr
and injured 58. james holmes sits in solitary confinement and the president arrived in colorado sunday offering support and condolences to those who lost their lives. sherrie johnson is here this morning and many of us couldn't take our eyes off the newsreports as they kept unfolding this past weekend. >> reporter: that's right. we learned this morning 24-year- old james holmes, theaccused shooter will appear in court. university of colorado officials are look into whether he used his position to collect hazardous materials. officials are not saying whether they knew the suspect in a mass theater shooting was anything more than a hard work student. holmes has not been cooperating with police and they say it could take months to learn the exact motive for his alleged attack. early friday on a packed theater of people watching the latest batman movie. the attack killed 12 and wounded 58 others. prz obama -- president obama flew to colorado to comfort family members e says he was there as a father and husband. >> i hope that he is here for all of these people, and i tank my looky -- lucky
holmes will be appear in the araphoe county courtroom tomorrow. abc's clayton sandell has the latest from aurora, colorado. >> reporter: the prosecution's hammer is about to fall on james holmes. >> formal filing of charges this monday, july 30th. >> reporter: for the first time the accused mass murderer will hear the charges against him. ten days after police said that he came to a midnight screening of "the dark knight rises" opening fire. for thr hearing, they have banned cameras. the courtroom here is expected to be packed tomorrow. holmes could be facing hundreds of charges. including 12 counts of first degree murder. 58 counts of attempted murder. expect charges for first-degree assault and reckless endangerment. >> if he gets convicted of one count of first-degree murder, the punishment will either be death penalty. they want that out of the hands of the police and the d.a.'s. because there is a physician/patient privilege. >> reporter: we tried asking dr. fenton, what if anything did she know about holmes and his alleged plans? dr. fenton. she wasn't answering. always a chance tha
little. abc's brandi hitt is in colorado. >> reporter: james holmes looked the same as he did last week in court, at times datesed and confuelsed with bright orange hair. only this time, cameras were not allowed inside. as the prosecution laid out 142 charges against him, including two murder counts for each death. >> 24 counts of murder in the first degree, 116 counts of attempt murder, one sentence enhancer, one class four felony possession of explosive device. >> reporter: in a show of solidarity many victims and families from the movie theater massacre attended the hearing and heard the accused killer speak for the first time. when the judge asked holmes if he wanted to wave his right to a speedy trial, holmes said yes. >> i do believe he should probably be locked away and -- and, live with what he did every day of his life. >> reporter: when the judge mentioned the death penalty, holmes looked right at him. the judge also ordered prosecutors return the journal home holmes sent to his psychiatrist that was intercepted by police. >> resentment that anybody could take away from some o
was a 6 year old who just learned to swim. james holmes made his first court appearance monday with flaming red hair and a dazed look. holmes sat silent. one father says holmes looked demonic. sanchez says his daughter barely escaped the theater. her husband was shot in the head and remains in a coma. >> she confirmed this morning, when it's your own daughter, she escaped from death by just mere seconds, i would say, it makes you angry. >> holmes is not cooperating with investigators. reports indicate he was plotting the massacre for a number of months. >>> close call for more than a dozen moms and newborn babies in annapolis, evacuated from the arundel county medical center after a three alarm fire. it broke out on the third floor around 6:00. the floor is dedicated to women recovering from childbirth. smoke removal took an extended period of time. we forced air in to the building from outside. they tried to evacuate the smoke from the building. >> 60 firefighters responded to the blaze. no one was hurt. the fire was out in 15 minutes. investigators are looking for a cause. >>
is to be formally charged with murder later today. james holmes expected to face 12 counts of murder in the first degree and hundreds of other counts, attempted murder and assault. >> if he gets convicted of one count of first degree murder, the punishment will be either the death penalty or life without possibility of parole. >> we are also learning that the company which runs the aurora theater hired offduty police officers as security guards in other locations but none on duty at the aurora theater. >>> syrian troops are unleashing heavy fire power on rebel positions in its largest city. as the the battle intensifies, the u.n. says more than 200,000 people have fled the city of aleppo in two days. abc's reporter is inside northern syria and brings us the latest. >> reporter: fighting continued to rage in aleppo, syria's commercial can't. shelling neighborhoods taken by opposition forces desperately clinging on calling for heavier weapons. we crossed into syria early this morning, our first stop was a city which had seen heavy violence last month outside aleppo. there hardly seemed to be a sing
and hearing the alleged movie theater killer, james holmes. >> hello, i'm james. >>> and new details about the lethal, elaborate trap that he set in his apartment. trip wires, i.e.d. aerial shells. now, police, trying to answer the big question -- why did he do it? >>> the loss. we now have the names, the pictures and the stories of the 12 people who died in that theater, including a 6-year-old girl and three men who sacrificed themselves for their girlfriends. >>> still alive. police now say those two missing cousins in iowa were kidnapped but they believe they're still alive, new hope this morning as they expand the search to other states. what are the new clues they have? >>> and missing? has michael jackson's mother vanished? paris jackson calling for help that she hadn't seen her grandmother for more than a week. so, where is katherine jackson? >>> hey, good morning. on this day that we'll see the president of the united states making a trip to aurora, colorado, to visit with the victims of the movie theater massacre. >>> also this morning, this abc news exclusive. videotape of the su
are learning that before james holmes allegedly carried out his attack and ended up,the jail behind me. he may have railed out a road map to the massacre. tonight, abc news has learned a notebook believed to be written by the suspect, james holmes, was mailed to the university of colorado, where holmes had been a student, until dropping out last month. fox news is reporting the notebook was mailed to a sigh can i tryst at the university and that it contains, quote, full details about how he was going to kill people. drawings of what he was going to do in it. drawings and illustrations. there are conflicting reports on whether the notebook arrived at the university before or after the massacre. but it apparently wasn't found until monday, during a search of the mail room. this, of course, raises questions about whether if the package had been found before last thursday, the carnage could have been avoided. the university will not confirm the existence of the notebook, but released a statement, saying it delivers the mail the same day it is received. the university has also refused so say if jam
headquarters, in the hours after the shooting, holmes was staring at the wall with his eyebrows twitching. >> this could all be behavior indicative of some sort of psychotic episode. it might be there is other stuff >> reporter: "the washington post" says holmes' mother, told her friend she worried for years about her son being socially isolated and wanted him in counseling. in the days before the massacre, mixed signals. on the one hand, eight days beforehand a neighbor says holmes was out looking for a new apartment. two days before spotted in the bar chatting sports. on the other hand, how hole had a profile on match.com that read will you come visit me in prison? meanwhile extraordinary new stories from the survivors. amanda's boyfriend, alex tevez sacrificed himself to save her. >> he pulled me down and he covered my head. he said, shh, shh, stay down. it is okay. stay down. i did. >> reporter: you think he knew that he was putting himself in danger for you? >> i know he did. he would do anything for me. >> reporter: it is an incredible story. we do have a hopeful note now, involving
of terror in colorado were in the courtroom as those charges were read. >> they watched as james holmes sat stonefaced, hearing the 142 counts against him. has more. >> reporter: in a packed colorado courtroom, james holmes heard the charges that could cost him his life. just as he did in court last week, he sat dazed and confused. prosecutors charged holmes with 142 counts. two first-degree murder charges for each of those who were killed. and two attempted first-degree murder charges for everyone who was involved. >> one count of an explosive device. >> reporter: if convicted, holmes could face the death penalty. many of the victims and their families showed up to see holmes face the charges. they saw his fiery orange hair and heard him speak for the first time if he wanted to waive his right to a speedy trial. >> he looked like an animal in a corner. just a sickly animal that was defeated. >> reporter: as the case moves forward, there's sad news this morning about one of the victims. ashl ashley mosler, who lost her daughter in the shooting, is now expected to be paralyzed. >> to take aw
this morning. >> james holmes is expected to hear the long list of charges against him with all eyes, again, on his appearance, though shocking in the first court appearance next week. >> brandi hitt joins us from colorado with more. good morning, brandi. >> reporter: good morning. in a few heres, we'll hear about the charges of james holmes. >> monday july 30th. >> reporter: the prosecution is expected to lay down the hammer on 24-year-old james holmes ten theater massacre. he could face hundreds of charges, including 12 counts of first degree murder, 58 counts of attempted murder. >> i don't care what his motive is. he knew what he was doing. i said, i want to see him. i want to see justice. >> reporter: ashley moser's stepmother says she'll be in the courtroom. not only did ashley lose her 6-year-old daughter in the shooting spree, she was shot several times and suffered a miscarriage. >> ashley's been through a lot. >> reporter: so have the victims' families. many buried their loved ones over the weekend. at the center of this investigation is a netbook that james sent to his psychiatri
looks like at wilkins avenue. no problems whatsoever. >>> james holmes expected in court today to be officially charged in his crimes against those in the colorado theater. brandy is live in aurora with the latest on this. >> reporter: good morning, in a few hours we will hear the charges filed against james holmes for the first time, comes as the victims of the tragedy deal with more heart break. the prosecution is expected to lay down the hammer on 24 year old james holmes ten days after the movie theater massacre. holmes could face hundreds of charges, 12 count of first degree murder, 58 counts of attempted murder, first degree assault and reckless endangerment for the explosion is found in his apartment. ashley's stepmother says she will be in the courtroom ashley not only lost her 6-year-old daughter veronica in the shooting spree, she too was shot several times and has suffered a miscarriage. >> it's because of stress, it was because of trauma. ashley has been through a lot. >> reporter: so have the victims families, many buried their loved ones over the weekend. at the c
formally charged 24-year-old james holmes today. we have the very latest. >> reporter: james holmes looked the same as he did last week in court, at times dazed and confused with bright orange hair. only this time cameras were not allowed inside as the prosecution laid out 142 charges against him. >> 24 counts of murder in the first degree. 116 attempts. one count of class four felony possession of an explosive device. >> reporter: in a show of solidarity, many of the victims and their families attended the hearing and heard the accused killer speak for the first time. when the judge asked if holmes wanted to waive his right to a speedy trial -- >> i believe he should be locked away for the rest of his life. >> reporter: when the judge mentioned the death penalty, holmes looked at him and he ordered the return of the journal. >> that anyone can take away somebody's life by just going to the movies, and i also felt sorry for him in the sense that here was a brilliant person that could have done a lot of good. >> reporter: there was a silent message for holmes in court. several victims wore
returns to court today. yis expected today i involving james holmes. >> reporter: in a few hours we will hear é&the charges filed against holmes for the first time as the victims are dealing with more heart break. the prosecution is expected to lay down the hammer on 24-year- old james holmes ten days after the movie theater massacre. at his arraignment he could case 12 counts of first degree murder, 58 counts of attempted murder, along with first degree assault and reckless endangerment for the explosives found in his apartment. >> i don't care what your motive is, he knew what he was doing. >> reporter: ashley's stepmother says she will be in the couple, she lost her 6-year- old daughter in a shooting spree and was shot several times and suffered a miscarriage. >> it was because of stress and trauma. >> reporter: some of the victims families buried loved ones over the weekend. at the center is a notebook áÑ), holmes sent to his psychiatrist. the book includes plans for a massacre. >> if a psychologist or a psychiatrist feels a patient may pose a threat in most states they are o
the judge and a sea of onlookers. >> reporter: with dyed orange hair, 24-year-old james holmes sat silent in a colorado courtroom looking dazed and tired. >> you're currently being held on a no-bond hold. >> reporter: this is our first look at holmes since free day morning when he opened fire inside a movie theater killing 12 people, injurying dozens more. >> i'm trying to not deal with the anger. it's a decision when you feel like you can forgift guy but you know he's going to get justice. >> reporter: holmes is being held on a single murder charge. >> i would say there's no such thing as a slam dunk case f is a case -- case. it is a case where we're looking at the evidence. >> reporter: police spent weekend detonating booby traps inside holmes' apartment and removing explosives. they're combing through his computer saying his home was full of batman paraphernalia. today's hearing also comes after an emotional weekend for aurora. thousands attended a prayer vigil and president obama met with the victims' families. while the d.a. is considering the death penalty, she said first she wants
of holmes at his first court appearance he wants to tell holmes he foregives him and wants to pray for him. >> that take is a gracious spirit. it take is a while to get to that place. >>> the suspect in a mass shooting is being told if he doesn't shave his beard it will be removed for him. the army psychiatrist charged with killing 13 people at fort hood in texas three years ago. another dark moment in this country. he did appear in court yesterday with the beard that he sported at a hearing last s month. it is in violation of army rules, but he claims it is an expression of his muslim faith. >>> penn state trustees now admit things could have been ape lot worse for the university's football program. the school is now confirming that it faced the threat of a four-year ban on football. that so-called death penalty has not been used against a school since back in 1987. the trustees say penn state's punishment was unfortunate, but certainly better than the alternative. >>> federal agents are going to review two deadly police shootings in southern california. the shootings have sparked four da
, the under the high-profile marriage of katie holmes splits from tom cruise. is she splitting from the church? did scientology play a sfloel. >> what really happened to amelia earhart, how a broken jar of freckle cream has been launching a brand new search. >> where am i, sir? >>> good evening. it is great to have you on a monday night. we do begin here with the extraordinary heat. let's take you straight to the map this evening. look at the deepest reds on the map. 45 states with staemps 90 and above. as you can see, so many in triple digits tonight. look at this, more than 31 heat records broken in the last month alone. this evening this baltimore, workers are giving out ice to neighbors. in north carolina, a mother and her baby standing in front of this giant fan. this evening imagine going through all this with no power. no fans, no ac, no refrigerator. tonight 2 million customers from illinois, to north carolina, to new jersey, still without power. the death tole, at least 22 people have died from the heat and the storms. sam is standing right here. first meteorologist ginger zee. >> no
down the psychiatrist who was see colorado shooter james holmes. the question, what did she know and what did she obligate to report. >>> and the newest bond girl -- the story behind that amazing cameo everyone is talking about. >>> good evening. david is on assignment tonight. the first full day of olympic competition is now in the recordbooks and there are some stunning results to report. this photo says it all. eight-time gold medal swimmer michael phelps in disbelief, almost failing to qualify for an event he won during the last two olympics. meanwhile, the u.s. women's soccer team advanced to the semifinals with a powerful show of skill and team spirit. for more on that and all of the other olympic highlights we turn to abc's jeffery kofman in london tonight. good evening jeffery. >> reporter: good evening to you from olympic park. of the 12 gold medals up for grabs on the first day of competition, the u.s. snagged two but the results left at least a few americans in shock. as expected an american won gold in the pool today but it was not michael phelps. his teammate and fri
where prosecutors leveled their charges at colorado shooting suspect james holmes. families of the victims looked on. james in his red hair. his reaction, seemed dazed. the charge, 140 counts of murder of attempted murder. the attack left 12 people dead, 58 people wounded in the premiere of the batman movie 12 days ago. >> rita was shot three dames but today climbed out of her hospital bed to see the man who put her there. james holmes was back in court today to hear the charges against him. cameras were banned but holmes demeanor much the same as when we saw him last week. eyes sometimes wide open, other times staring at the floor. hair still orange. he ws charged with 24 counts of first degree murder two counts for each person killed. because prosecutors say holmes acted both with premeditation nd extreme indifference. he was also charged with 116 counts of attempted murder and for possessing an explosive device. former marine donald later was in the theater that night, one of many who came to see holmes face to face. >> when i saw him in court today he looked like an anim
graduate school at the university of maryland this fall. >> reporter: in a colorado courtroom, james holmes looked out of it and tired making bizarre facial expressions and never said a word. holmes murdered 12 people, and injured 58 more during a midnight screening of the new batman movie in aurora, colorado. one of the 58 victim whose survive second anderson, who enrolled to start graduate school at the university of maryland this fall. her facebook page lists her as already living in dc. before transfering to georgetown, she was in a small mawsic program with anderson for three years at university of the pacific where anderson graduated. anderson was shot four times including in the face. she is improving after surgeries. >> it's crazy. i've been in shock. >> reporter: prosecutors say they are considering going for the death penalty for holmes but will talk with victims and victims' families. >> victims will be impacted by that decision in a an enormous way for years if the death penalty is sought. it's a long process. >> we have also learned anderson's mother has been battling cancer. a
. george? >> okay, amy. >>> abc news has confirmed the name of the 24-year-old suspect is james holmes. pierre, do we know anything more about mr. holmes? >> again, james holmes is described to me as federal law enforcement officials as 24 years old. white male. sources are saying that he has a pretty clean record so far, again, they have checked him out, no known nexus to domestic terrorism. sources are telling me that it's looking like a lone wolf scenario. as clayton sandell reported, more than 100 fbi acts on the scene assists the police. >> brian, getting information not only about his relationsh s relationships. >> abc news has spoken with his mother, in california, she confirmed for us that he is the person according to a phone call early this morning. >> that he's the one. >> she seems to be confused about it. she's in touch with local police in colorado as well. >> he's being described right now as a lone wolf, this is something that law enforcement officials have been worried about over the last year. >> if lone wolf applies to someone carry out a terror attack from a higher
of killing 12 people in the colorado movie theater. james holmes were charged with nearly 150 counts yesterday in court including 24 counts of first-degree murder. the judge banned cameras in the courtroom. but witnesses say holmes had the red hair. family members of the victims who showed up in the courtroom had a lot to say after seeing holmes. >> i felt resentment that anybody could take away someone's life for just going to the movies. and i also felt sorry for him in the sense that here was a brilliant person that could have done a lot of good but what went wrong? >> some of the people who showed up to see holmes in the courtroom wore batman t-shirts. one what splint on her arm from the shooting. >>> if you live in crafton you may be take -- crofton you may be talking about the man who talked about blowing everybody up at work. he is in jail this morning after making threats late last week. he's been seeing doctors for a psychiatric evaluation. police discovered two dozen weapons in his apartment and he has not been charged until police say they gather more information on this c
james holmes. his legal team's file yesterday revealed he was a psychiatric patient and was seeing a university of colorado doctor. we'll have those details coming up. the doctor was an expert in schizophrenia. you have to wonder if she saw signs he could possibly do it. >> fairly or not, people asking if she could have perhaps stopped it. >>> the woman who admitted to hiring hitmen, yes, hitmen, plural, to kill her ex-lover's socialite wife, no less than three times she did this. she's cut a plea deal. she's going to be going to prison. why is the intended victim so furious? that story is coming up. >>> we start with the opening ceremonies. a quirky, clamorous pageant. they loaded it with the queen to mr. bean, sir paul to the woman who invested harry potter. bill weir is covering the games for abc news. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, dan. so great to be back on "gma" week end, especially since it's noon here in gorge london. the city still buzzing after last night. it was everything you might expect from a land that gave us shakespeare, the sex pistols and monty python.
this happen? >>> secret hideout. new details from inside the tomkat divorce. did katie holmes move into a new york city apartment behind tom cruise's back? how that may help her in the battle for the custody of their daughter suri. >>> and box office booty. "magic mike" outstripping all of the competition for your dollar. women going to the movies in droves. is this the latest fad in female bonding? >>> good morning, everybody. we'll have to get through this show quickly. paula has early-morning tickets to go see "magic mike." >> no, i don't know. don't put me under the bus just yet. >> it's a sensitive issue. >>> first day of july. bianna is on vacation. we welcome back paula faris. who anchors our overnight program "world news now." good morning to you. >> what happened to june? i have nothing substantial to account for june. it's july 1st. >> you can hold ginger zee responsible. and we will. >> it's always ginger's fault. right? anything good or bad. >>> new this morning, escaping the flames from the worst wildfires in colorado history. a race for survival. tens of thousands of people driv
massacre, we learned james holmes was under a doctor's care at the time of the attack. a psychiatrist with a chilling specialty, schizophrenia. >> reporter: today we learned james holmes, 24-year-old accused mass murderer, was also a psychiatric patient. while attending graduate school at the university of colorado, this court filing from his attorney reveals holmes was a patient of dr. lynne fenton, who, according to her website, specializes in schizophrenia. the defense is upset that leaks to the media revealed a package holmes sent to fenton, claiming the notebook in that package and whatever it reveals is protected by doctor-patient confidentiality. the question now, what, if anything, did holmes' psychiatrist know? and if there were warnings about his plans, was she required to speak up? >> if a psychology or psychiatrist feels someone they're treating may pose a threat, in most states they are obligated to do something. >> reporter: also today, we learned investigators are scouring the mountains two hours west of denver. the owner of this gun shop says agents told him holmes may
to the man who saved his life. >>> superstar split. tom cruise and katie holmes' seemingly perfect marriage over. why is katie suing for sole custody of suri? >>> it's america's biggest birthday party ever. an epic week-long celebration. from the hottest beauty secrets to the coolest dogs. the sweetest celebration, only on "gma." >>> and you're going to be hearing from katy perry a little bit later here on "good morning america." good morning, everyone. george is taking time off. we have josh back. the people are going crazy that you're back. >> turns out sleep is rather important to the human body. >> who knew? >> who knew? >>> good news for the folks visiting us on vacation. if you're hitting the road for the fourth of july break, the gas prices continue to plummet. >> good news for a lot of folk. >>> exclusive video of the family of the american graduate student that was attack by chimps. they're arriving at a hospital in south africa. their son is in stable condition. we'll have the latest with andrew. >> what a story. >>> we begin with the heat wave. 16 states under warnings of advisor
. >> reporter: this morning, a huge clue about the suspected shooter. sources tell abc news james holmes may have mailed to the university of colorado, the school he attended until dropping out last month, a notebook detailing his plans to carry out the massacre. fox news quo quotes a law enforcement source containing full details about how holmes planned to kill people, including graphic images of people shooting and killing one another. in denver yesterday, the service for 51-year-old gordon cowden who went to the movie with his teenage children. >> it was hard, but it was good. >> reporter: many of the law enforcement heroes from that tragic night paid tribute to the victims. >> we're all human. we're all affected by this greatly. >> reporter: this morning, hearing more from the victims and their families. you might be surprised by the compassion they're showing the shooter. listen to pierce o'farrilo'farr. >> he's a lost soul right now. i just doctor i pray the lord can find his way into his heart and change him. >> reporter: shirley lost her daughter, rebecca, in the massacre. >> i'm so
. >>> and later in the pulse -- katie holmes lines up her first big acting gig since the big breakup. >>> welcome back, everybody. well, ford has a very unusual message for owners for some new escape suvs, stop driving them now, in fact, they say the fuel line can crack and spill gas which could start an engine fire, three fires have been reported so far, the recall involves more than 11,000 suvs, both here in the u.s. and in canada. >>> well, echoes of the subprime mortgage mess are being seen in student lones, a government report out this morning, said that the same kind of risky lending caused private student loan debt to explode. leaving borrowers unable to pay it back. more than a $1 trillion overall owed for education. >>> target is about to take aim at a new group of shoppers, city dwellers, instead of those usual sprawling stores in suburbs and shopping malls, the big-box retailer is now opening its first three smaller stores next week, you can find them in chicago, l.a. and seattle. the urban versions will be a third smaller. >>> and online shopping giant amazon.com is looking to up the
of katie holmes starting life as a single mom. inside the details of their their agreement. and why religion played a key role. >>> i love the new shots every morning. never know how they're going to come in. >> good morning, everybody, on this tuesday morning. the gang is all here again. >> everyone here. we have a lot to get to this morning. the race for the white house could not be any closer right now. we have a brand-new abc news poll. it shows voters split down the middle between president obama and mitt romney. you see right there. dead heat. we're going to get into what this all means and talk to the president's top political strategist, in just a minute. >> four months to go until election day. >>> and justin bieber, calling 911, climbing paparazzi in cars are chasing him at high speed. you're going to hear the tape. >> you can hear he was worried at that one. >>> and how about that debut for "gaa." josh and lara are here. you had a live studio audience. >> and you know what we had? nice gifts from the two of you. and sammy. thanks for that. it only took a couple minutes. >
head into the morning. >>> another check on traffic. >>> james holmes is in solitary confinement. surveying the scene were investigators. and we have all new information on how they are going with the case. >> reporter: details have emerged about the shooting. and we have learned that inside the aurora police headquarters in the hours after the shooting, james holmes was staring at the walls. he used evidence bags which were placed over his hands as puppets. a team of lawyers spent 90 minutes inside the complex. crews started setting up a fence around the building and people were flocking to a memorial nearby. >>> and he shouted aappearing to target people. and. he was stockpiling weapons. they are trying to move on with their lives. >> they were putting stuff in my pockets. it was like someone filled me up. >> holmes will be charged. they may seek death in the case. >>> the star of the dark knight rises went to visit victims after the theater shooting. christian bale made a trip to aurora. in this photo taken. bale sits with a victim. there had been a campaign urging bal at the
of what may have led to katie holmes' decision to end her marriage. reports here in new york say holmes was afraid that tom cruise would send their 6-year-old daughter to a hard-core scientology program. >> some have compared it to a boot camp where church principles are taught under military-like conditions. that was apparently the final straw for katie holmes. >>> and this dad gets an "a" for effort. but he'll also have to deal with being the laughing stock of his neighborhood. >> the dad was trying to hang a swing for his daughter when something suddenly went wrong. he actually got stuck in the tree. the fire department had to be called in to get the red-faced dad down from there. >> and his wife could be heard giggling the whole time as she captured the embarrassing ordeal on video. >> he's still a good daddy. >> he was trying to do something nice. >>> for some of you, now, your local news is coming up next. and two pills. afternoon's overhaul starts with more pain. more pills. triple checking hydraulics. the evening brings more pain. so, back to more pills. almost done, when... han
been dead for days. his death has been rule ared a homicide. >> james holmes the suspect in colorado movie theater shooting made his second appearance. thehe judge didn't want contract cameras in. holmes is charged with 142 counts in the shooting that left 12 people dead. he is facing two first degree murder charges for each of the victims and two attempted first degree murder charges for all of the people hurt in the shooting. a hearing is set for august 9th to determine if the contents of a package sent to a counselor should be private. holmes is being held in jail. >>> no charges for the man accused of threatening to hope fire. we told you about neil prescott on friday. he was taken into custody and since then he has -- officers say they found two dozen weapons in his apartment. today the state attorney said charges won't be immediate as the investigation continues. >> after that threat in a liting more than a week -- americans still remain divide on gun control. a new poll shows while 46% of americans say it's more important to protect the rightsst americans to own guns 47% say
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